I have an admission to make. I almost didn’t write this article. After all, it’s been over three decades since I’ve worn a traditionally and purely digital watch. So what business could I possibly have scouring the Internet to find some of the most beautiful and downright awesome digital watches for men? This is the point at which we delve into a bit of a conundrum as to what defines a digital watch these days.
In addition to my other cadre of analog watches, which I’ve chosen to slap on my wrist for fancy occasions laden with elegant dresses and spit-shined shoes, I’ve almost exclusively worn an Apple Watch for the past four years. And while some may consider that device as a digital watch, after all, it is a digital device with a watch “app,” most horologists think of the Apple device more of as a wrist computer than a traditional timepiece. And of course, there are the hybrids. Part analog, part digital watch. Should these also be included on a list like this?
Finding so many great digital watches for men during my research, I decided not to be too much of a purist. With the exception of the Apple Watch, which is an incredible device of its own, I chose to include some watches that may not be considered purely and only digital.
1. Nixon – Dork Too Watch
Retro-futuristic nerds can utterly rejoice that Nixon decided to make a follow-up to their original Dork watch, the Dork Too! Let’s first talk about the insanely cool looks of this watch. The design and finish, along with the materials chosen for the construction of this digital men’s watch, would place it right at home in any dystopian movie. Perhaps it would be right at home on the wrist of some future astronaut exploring the outer reaches of the solar system.
But in addition to the fact that it comes in four amazing finishes, including the silver version depicted above, there is one unique feature of this watch that stands out as a conversation piece. Whenever you press the button on the front of the watch, the Dork Too will yell the time at you, amongst other things. What sort of things? Well, perhaps you’ll have to buy it to find out.
- Rechargeable with micro USB port.
- Edge-to-edge Crystal display
- Functions include time, date, alarm and EL backlight.
- Stainless Steel case
- Brand: Nixon
- Model: Dork Too Watch
- Case size: 34 mm
So prominent and synonymous has the Casio brand become with digital watches over the past few decades that it would be difficult to compile any great list of Men’s digital watches without including at least a few of their models on it. This G-Shock line watch has been around for about nine years now and is manufactured out of a patently survivable white resin case. The face features a gorgeous digital readout set against a black dial with a mirror finish. With plenty of digital features, if you’re looking for an incredibly sturdy, durable and relatively stylish Men’s digital watch in white, this Casio should be a good fit.
- Stop-Watch, Auto-Calendar features
- Electro-luminescent backlight
- Resistant to 200m
- Brand: Casio
- Model: DW6900NB-7 G-Shock White
- Case size: 50 mm
3. Void – V01 MKII-GO / MG Men’s Digital Watch
This stunning digital watch from Void is an absolutely gorgeous piece. I’ve previously featured its decidedly more black sibling in our list of 70 Best Minimalist Watches, but I feel like it once again deserves mention here amongst these other men’s digital watches. The minimalist approach, coupled with the gold metal bracelet strap, makes for a unique look. Sleek, beautiful, and super high quality, the easy to read hour and date display is easily seen at any time of day, and like many of the Void watches has a backlight to help you know the time at night.
- Sapphire Crystal glass
- LCD display with backlight
- Quick release strap
- 316 Stainless Steel in a Matte Gold finish
- 5 ATM Water resistance
- Brand: VOID
- Model: V01 MKII-GO / MG
- Case Size: 36 x 42mm
4. Suunto – Core Men’s Outdoor Sports Watch With Altimeter
To veer away for a moment from the more fashion style type of digital watches we’ve featured so far, this time-keeper from Suunto falls more into the outdoor sports category. In fact, if you’re seriously into tackling the outdoors by way of climbing or serious hiking, the Suunto might become your best friend. With a built-in altimeter to track your vertical movement, a compass to point the way, and a barometer to measure air pressure, the Suunto has been designed for your most ambitious of outdoor adventures. Stylish, rugged and informative, it’s one of the outdoor warrior’s best choices for a digital men’s watch.
- Outdoor watch
- Compass and Sunrise and Sunset features along with weather alarms
- Brand: Suunto
- Model: Core
5. SINOBI – Digital Watch for Men S9368G
If you’re particularly rough on your watches and don’t mind something a bit more flashy, you might consider this extremely affordable digital watch from Sinobi. Available in four different colour combinations, the Sinobi provides outstanding value. With good looks and plenty of functionality embedded within such as an LED backlight, stopwatch/chronograph, shock resistance, and a soft silicone rubber band that is practically wear-resistant, you’re getting a lot for your dollar with this watch. Did I mention it’s a hybrid as well? That is, it’s got both analog (the hands) and digital readouts? Bet you didn’t notice that at first.
- Chime on every hour (optional)
- Dual timezone calendar
- Analog – digital dual display can display different times, which is handy for those travelling regularly between two time-zones
- 3 ATM water-resistant
- Brand: SINOBI
- Model: Digital Watch for Men
- Case size: 47 mm
6. Nixon – Regulus Stainless Steel Watch
In a world full of dainty high-end watches, the Regulus is something different. Like the Chuck Noris of wristwear, this watch is solid and always prepared with one more surprise. Just look at it, and you know it’s made to withstand any terrain or conditions. The entire casing is built with shock-absorbent materials, so it can take a tumble. The battery is rated to hold up for at least 5-years. And with a 100m water-resistant case and pushers, you can go ahead and dive in.
- Dual chronograph timers
- Three independent alarms
- Adjustable LED brightness for light-sensitive situations
- A silent mode that keeps you stealthy
- Brand: Nixon
- Model: Regulus Stainless Steel Watch
- Case Size: 46 mm
7. POLAR – Vantage M – Multisport Digital Watch
I often feel bad for companies like POLAR. Here is a company with a rich heritage of producing some of the most excellent fitness trackers and heart-rate tracking devices for decades. And then comes a scrappy little company from Cupertino and runs over entire industries and puts more than one company out of business by way of introducing the Apple Watch.
That said, many professional athletes still feel that the Apple Watch does not provide the same level of precision when it comes to heart-tracking and overall workout tracking as compared to the watches available from POLAR. The Polar Vantage M, available in many different finishes, is one such watch. An all-in-one GPS multi-sport watch, the Polar Vantage M is an advanced fitness watch packed with a ton of features and good looks to boot!
- 30-Hour battery life
- Running index & running program
- Integrated GPS
- Heart-rate monitor
- Guided breathing exercise function
- Always on display
- Brand: YIRUIYA
- Model: Men’s Fleece Pants Jogger Pant
- Sizes: SM-XXL
8. Casio – Vintage Men’s A168WG-9EF Gold Stainless Steel Digital Watch
This waterproof digital watch from Casio is a vintage digital watch lover’s dream. The gold-toned finish of this stainless steel watch is reminiscent of what one would wear in the eighties; in fact, that kind of watch was the height of technology back then. What’s great about it also is that for vintage and stylish looks, you’re not paying much. And without any overtly masculine or feminine features, this is a genuinely unisex watch, and could even be considered a great kid’s digital watch also. Filled with more features than you would think, this retro Casio piece is just the type of throwback style you may need to bust out with an equally retro outfit.
- Digital dial displays hours, minutes, seconds, am/pm, and day of week and date.
- Daily alarm function, digital stopwatch, hourly time signal and calendar.
- EL backlight
- Digital quartz movement.
- Brand: CASIO
- Model: Vintage Retro Gold Digital Dial Watch – 168WG9UR
- Case sizes: 39 mm
- Case thickness: 10 mm
9. Apple – Watch Series 6
To say that the Apple Watch is the grand-master of all digital watches is a severe understatement. There’s no doubt that it outsells every single other digital watch on this list combined. And is without a doubt the top selling watch of all time. Now on it’s sixth iterative series, the Apple Watch has turned into the most capable fitness tracking device in the world. With its plentiful material choices as well as a nearly infinite choice of watch bands, the Apple Watch is highly customizable. And that’s not even mentioning the Watch faces and their various digital complications.
- GPS or Cellualr models available
- Blood oxygen monitoring
- Integrates with your iPhone
- Interchangeable straps
- Heart-rhythm tracking
- Always-on retina-display
- 5Ghz Wi-Fi and U1 Ultra Wideband chip
- Get texts and calls
- Apple pay
- Siri Voice assistant
- Brand: Apple
- Model: Watch Series 6
- Case size: 40mm or 44mm
10. Nixon – Re-Run Digital Watch
One of the great things about Nixon watches is that each model almost always comes in a sizeable array of colour and finish variants. The Re-Run digital watch from the aforementioned watchmaker is no exception. As of this writing, the Re-Run comes in seven different finishes, including this all-white option, which I found particularly charming. There’s always been something so remarkable about the look of a white bracelet watch set against the background of someone’s skin that draws immediate attention to it. This watch from Nixon is a definite throwback to the time when only a digital display was the height of watch technology.
- Digital calendar, dual time, alarm, backlight, countdown timer.
- Jewelry-style bracelet
- Stainless steel locking clasp
- Brand: Nixon
- Model: Re-Run Watch
- Case size: 38.5 mm
- 3 ATM Water Resistant
11. Garmin – Fenix 5X Sapphire
Garmin is another one of those brands that you don’t usually think of when it comes to watch-making, but in recent years, they’ve made a name for themselves in this category of consumer products. The Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire is not a small watch. This model comes in at a whopping 51 mm case size, but that’s because it tries to maximize the real-estate on the dial to show a lot of useful information at once. The watch has also been designed with ruggedness in mind, hence the thick shock-proof stainless steel bezel. And despite all of its ruggedness, this multi-sport digital watch comes with plenty of elegant style.
- Stainless steel bezel
- Heart-rate monitor
- GPS with built-in maps
- 3-axis compass with gyroscope and barometric altimeter
- Training widget and performance stats
- LED backlit screen
- Brand: Garmin
- Model: Fenix 5X Sapphire
- Case size: 51 mm
12. Casio – Men’s Silver Tone 25 Calculator Watch
You would be readily forgiven for thinking that Casio is the original of the calculator watch. But those of you who were around in the mid-1970s will remember that it was Pulsar (then a brand of the Hamilton Watch Company) that originated the first calculator watches. But of course, it was indeed Casio that popularized the calculator watch and would go on to produce its most famous version of the calculator watch, the Databank watch. The Databank was not only able to perform like a scientific calculator but was also able to store appointments, names, addresses and even phone numbers. Now, believe me, in the early and mid-1980s, that was a huge deal.
Nowadays, Casio is still producing these watches, but not for the same reasons. Now it is entirely for the retro-nostalgia cool factor of the thing. Often worn ironically or to 1980’s themed parties, this rugged stainless steel watch and band with quartz movement is just the right accessory to up your retro game.
- Quartz time movement
- 3 ATM Water Resistant
- Mineral Crystal
- Brand: Casio
- Model: Men’s Silver Tone 25 Memory Calculator Databank Watch
- Case size: 33 mm
13. Hamilton Pulsar Digital Watch
Speaking of Hamiton Watches, here is a remake of the original Hamilton Pulsar watch, which debuted in 1970. This updated men’s digital watch features an astonishing array of aesthetic beauty that you won’t find in many digital watches. The original was worn by style icons such as Jack Nicholson, Joe Frazier, Elton John and Keith Richards. That unmistakable style has been brought back with this Hamilton PSR watch to make a statement. Using a hybrid LCD & OLED display for its primary digital read out, this stainless steel silver watch uses a digital quartz movement and is built like a tank.
- Sapphire crystal face
- Quartz movement
- 10 ATM Water resistant
- Brand: Hamilton
- Model: American Classic PSR Digital Quartz
- Case size: 40.8 x 34.7 mm
14. Bulova – Men’s Computron Digital Watch
As you’ve probably noticed, I have a bit of a penchant for digital watches that have a retro look. And while Bulova watches are more known for their sophisticated up-scale designs, this digital watch is a combination of nostalgia and modern elements, which results in the LED Computron watch. While the one pictured above is of the sleek silver-tone stainless steel variety, the watch is also available in a gold-tone finish as well as black stainless steel. But no matter which version of this retro-inspired digital watch you choose, you won’t go wrong. Each version has been thoughtfully crafted to exude a particular and distinct retro essence.
- Quartz movement
- Mineral Crystal
- 3 ATM Water Resistance
- Brand: Bulova
- Model: Computron
- Case size: 38mm
15. Suunto – Spartan Trainer Digital Wrist Watch
Suunto is a Finnish company that has been specializing in the development of sports watches and instruments for over 80 years. The word “Suunto” in Finnish means ‘direction’. And with this watch, you’ll have plenty of it. Used by adventurers all over the world, the Suunto Spartan Trainer watch is perfect for the athlete and outdoor junkie in you. Whether you swim, cycle, hit the gym, run trails or go hiking on a regular basis under the most gruelling conditions, the Spartan Trainer Wrist HR has been designed to track your activity. Available in six different colour combinations, including a stainless steel version, this watch comes with over eighty sport modes installed and provides precise training data and graphs right on your wrist. It also has built-in GPS navigation and, as with any respectable training watch, accurately measures your heart rate.
- Battery life up to 10 hours in training mode
- GPS tracking with speed, pace and distance
- Heart-rate monitoring
- Over 80 sport modes
- Brand: Suunto
- Model: Spartan Trainer Wrist HR
16. Adidas – Archive_M1 – Men’s Digital Watch
This men’s digital watch from German sports apparel and accessory maker Adidas harkens back to 70’s watch design through its retro looks. Available in five different colour combinations, including this gunmetal black combo is an excellent antidote to today’s digital information overload culture. This square-faced watch is made of stainless steel with a very nice looking stainless steel five-link bracelet as the strap. It features a digital display with easy to read digits and backlight for additional readability in dark settings. Simple and clean looking, this watch will surely get lots of compliments sitting on your manly wrist!
- Dual-time, stopwatch, calendar functions.
- Stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal
- Manufactured in 2019
- Brand: Adidas
- Model: Archive_M1
- Case size: 36 mm
17. Nixon – Base Tide Pro Watch
While this digital men’s watch was designed with precisely one demographic in mind (surfers), don’t let that fool you into thinking this watch can’t be a permanent and stylish fixture on your wrist. The Base Tide Pro Watch from Nixon is pre-programmed with info from over 550 beaches across the globe that are known to be surfing hotspots. But what I love about this polycarbonate-cased digital timepiece is that it comes in a vast variety of colourful case options.
- 10 ATM Water Resistant
- High/low tide time and height as well as sunrise and sunset info
- Chronograph timer, three alarms, and backlight.
- Display can toggle between tide graph and date.
- Brand: Nixon
- Model: Base Tide Pro Watch
- Case size: 42mm
18. Skagen – Smartwatch HR – Falster
Skagen is one of my favourite watchmakers in the world, so it didn’t come as a surprise to me that they would also jump on the Smartwatch bandwagon to offer at least some viable alternative to the juggernaut of the Apple Watch. The Falster 3 Smartwatch is a beautiful example of what you can do when you marry technology and design in a form that respects traditional watchmaking aesthetics.
- Features the latest version of Google’s Wear OS smartwatch software platform
- Stainless Steel case
- Full-colour circular display
- 8GB of onboard storage
- Silicone strap
- 3 ATM Water resistant
- Brand: Skagen
- Model: Smartwatch HR – Flaster 3 X
- Case size: 42 mm
19. Timex Men’s Ironman Transit 40mm Watch
The Ironman line has been one of Timex’s most iconic additions to the world of timekeeping. With a minimalist design aesthetic and trademark durability, this is the sort of watch that lasts you a lifetime. It’s also a lot of watch for the money. And while it comes in a variety of colors, the blue 16mm resin strap is definitely the coolest looking option. With its 100-hour chronograph, 10-lap memory, and 24-hour countdown timer, the Ironman doesn’t miss a beat.
- Customizable alarm
- 24-hour military time mode
- 2 time zones
- Day, date & month calendar
- Brand: Timex
- Model: Men’s Ironman Transit 40mm Watch
- Case size: 40 mm
20. ZIIRO Watch – Eclipse
Another watch that truly takes the idea of minimalism and out-of-this-world design to another level. The Eclipse watch is manufactured with a combination of a stainless steel case and a silicon rubber case. Its unique dial contains only two notches, one denoting the hour of the day and the other the minute of the hour.
- Stainless steel case
- Japanese Miyota 2025 movement
- 3 ATM water resistant
- Brand: ZIIIRO
- Model: Eclipse
- Case size: 43 mm